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Mar 21, 2011 5:00pm PDT
bay area's marianne favro joins us from lexington reservoir near los gatos. for a while, it was drought conditions, that was the big buzz, now the potential for flooding. >> reporter: we've dodged the bullet for now. lexington reservoir is 97% full right now, and it's not the only reservoir that is filling up in fact, in the last two days, the ten reservoirs in the county have seen an additional $2.5 billion gallons of water. the santa clara water district says it's now at 107% of capacity. this is where the extra water goes. >> it's a lot of water. >> reporter: more than fred malts has ever seen here before. a few miles away, lexington reservoir is on the verge of filling up. another reservoir five miles west of morgan hill is already full and filling over. here's a snapshot of five of the ten reservoirs. stevens creek, 87% full. almaden, 75%. chesbro, just over 100%. >> this is really the ideal situation that your reservoirs are as full as you can get them at the end of the rain year. >> reporter: the new totals are dousing drought concerns for now. not too much, not too littl
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Mar 21, 2011 6:00pm PDT
those people until maybe tomorrow. now, crews are surveying the ing us now byma joining us now by phone is one of the residents in this area, pattdavis. she is in along meadow nepa, s y made doe lane. s patty, can you hear us? >> caller: yes, i can. >> tell us how this happened this afternoon. could you hear this rock slide unfolding? >> caller: no, we couldn't really hear the rock slide unfold, but we heard the road was blocked. my roommate tried to go down the driveway and was turned around. and it was some trees and rubble that was covering the road. and by 2:00 something this afternoon, it was just this mass that you see now on your -- from your helicopters. it's quite -- it's big. >> patty, let me ask you to turn down your tv or anything you have like that, because we're getting some feedback. tell me, is this the main road that you go in and out of scott's valley, because your home is west of 17, is that correct? >> reporter: yes, it is west. and i don't have any power, and only thing i have is a direct wall line, so i don't know where the interference is coming from. >> oka
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Mar 16, 2011 11:00pm PDT
us minutes ago from the airport in tokyo. >> reporter: it's going to be interesting to see what the reaction of the japanese people is when they hear this news because america is the strongest ally. and i think for them to say that their people need to leave the dependence of their embassy personnel said that there's a recognition that there is some danger here. >> nbc's lester holt now with the latest on the frantic effort to stop that nuclear crisis. >> reporter: there are concerns tonight about a possible breach in the containment vessel at reactor 3. a confirmed breach in reactor 2 is already leaking radiation. and there are new fears at the all-important water cooling the still highly radioactive spent fuel rods at reactor 4 is dangerously low. workers were temporarily evacuated during the night. and a water drop by helicopter was aborted after radiation levels briefly surged. but the public no longer knows what to believe. 77-year-old emperor ahito made a rare tv address. "i am deally concerned about the nuclear situation because it is so unpredictable," he said. these enormou
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Mar 29, 2011 6:00pm PDT
>>> thanks for joining us, i'm raj mathai. >> one peninsula is resting easier after a hectic day. a mountain lion making its way into one family's backyard. the big cat was first spotted this morning in redwood city, less than a block from sequoia hospital. let's bring in kris sanchez with why police say there was no other choice but to shoot and kill the mountain lion. >> reporter: well, there is probably a lot of talks about moun den lions and probably second guessing of the police officers who say they had no choice but they say it was all about public safety. these homeowners started their day with a mountain lion in their backyard, police at their front door, and a police warning them to stay inside. >> i saw his face looking between the fence slats. i thought he was yawning but this is something that they do to warn you, like that. >> reporter: their neighbors around the corner spotted it around 8:19 this morning, which is likely the same one that was spotted about a mile away three hours earlier. as police cornered the 100-pound cat for hours, she knew the police officers wer
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Mar 20, 2011 6:00pm PDT
tomorrow. i'm lester holt reporting from new york. for all of us here at nbc news, new york. for all of us here at nbc news, good night. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> good evening. i'm marla tellez. it is the first day of spring, but definitely does not look like it outside. powerful winds and lots of rain causing all sorts of problems all across the bay area. from downed signs in san francisco to toppled trees. and thousands of people remain without power tonight. let's get right to meteorologist nick o'kelly f a look at the wild forecast. >> used to t t utohe the masigei like that a the storms movov roughthhe bay. t here's a look at dabar doppler. as we seeee things settle down ju a bit. scat red showershocros t east bay and central cvalley. the flood watch for parts of the sacramento river delta and into the napa area, still looking at rivers and streams possibly getting up near the flood stage. most of the action has shifted down to our south and in a big way. highway 1, 101 down towards san luis obispo. gjungjutiet pndtied by that subtropical moisture. we're not
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Mar 29, 2011 11:00pm PDT
them to happen to you. nbc bay area's cheryl hurd joins us from hercules with a lesson for every homeowner. it brings up serious issues about disclosure here, doesn't it? >> reporter: yes, it does. many left here tonight not knowing if their homes can be saved. this man has been documenting this home since 2008. two days after he got the keys and took over the title, he said he got this letter declaring it a public nuisance. the first indication for him, he bought a home in a mudslide zone. the recent series of storms put at least seven other homes in the same boat he is in. >> even if they demolish the four homes right now, you heard mr. mcguire saying that the homes are now acting as a retaining wall for the hill. it will slide across the street, too. >> that's why dozen of homeowners packed the council members. many own homes on carson street right in the path of what is called the carson slide zone. >> should i walk away? stop making my payments? foreclosure? and then move where? >> reporter: homeowners in many bay area neighborhoods are asking the same questions. three homes
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Mar 24, 2011 4:30am PDT
bay." good morning, everyone. i'm scott mcgrew. it is 4:30. we have quite a rainy day ahead of us. we'll go to meteorologist christina loren. good morning, christina. >>> good morning to you. we have showers coming down right now, but we expect heavy rain this morning. that will occur between the hours of 7:00 and 10:00. i think you'll be okay if you wake up early in the morning heading off to work. we have a wind advisory in place all day long, so take it easy out there. of course, our grounds are saturated until the later hours. watch out for power lines down around the area. we have a flood watch and that's the case for later on this afternoon. we'll take you through it all and let you know when the rain is expected to clear coming up. and there's a silver lining to this storm, scott. hold on, we'll get a dry break pretty soon. back to you. >>> in the meantime, be careful heading out the door this morning as the rain is causing major flooding on the east bay roadways. christie smith is live in san leandro where crews are working to clean up one trouble spot. >> reporter: good m
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Mar 4, 2011 5:00pm PST
the $10 million of the project comes to us thanks to congressional earmarks. alexander's sitters served four years of probation for letting the toddler wander away from her. he would have been 8 years old, but the little boy had left behind somewhat of a legacy, one that would allow other to cross the tracks safely. >> that's going to be awesome. especially like you say, we're in the going to be in danger anymore. >> reporter: and in the last 45 minutes alone, i've seen more than two dozen people crossing these tracks, again, illegally. most of them are teenagers. that's because their only option is a crossing about a quarter of a mile from here. they say they're not going to do that. >> that is so dangerous. thank you very much. >>> a major milestone in the construction of the bay bridge's eastern span. crews finished hoisting the fourth segment of the tower today. a move that puts them a little ahead of schedule. the installation has going on since monday and was finished early this morning. it will connect the four tower lengths. the entire project is expected to be finished b
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Mar 13, 2011 7:00pm PDT
race out of the tsunami zone. they're yelling at us because they're saying the tsunami is coming right now. they're yelling to get out of the way. we're leaving the area. after more than 1,000 aftershocks there have been many of these warnings. even the emergency crews have lost count. in an evacuation center we found hashimoto still traumatize. she told us her mind won't let her remember most of it except running. these families had 40 minutes to get to safety after the quake but even this evacuation center a mile and a half from the coastline was swallowed in the tsunami five feet high. 82-year-old timoko says she was frightened. even the cars in the parking lot were floating. more than 1,200 people crowded into this one shelter alone. officials are taking down names trying to verify just how many are missing. most of the victims from neighborhoods bordered by waterways. the waves moved entire houses dumping them alongside a river. families trying to stay informed. as the government broadcasts a message that the people will be safe. you've been here for four days? >> no, three
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Mar 19, 2011 5:00am PDT
her since the disaster. they will join us morning to tell us what's being done to find her. >> also coming up, the murder case against casey anthony, the florida mop accused of kaling her daughter, caylee. with her trial just weeks away, a judge has made a very important ruling on stapts she made to the police, statements the defense doesn't want a jury to hear. we'll tell you a lot more about that still ahead. but we want to begin with libya. gadhafi stepping up his rhetoric saying the demands for a cease-fire are invalid. jim maceda is live in tripoli for us. >> reporter: first let's go to benghazi and reports from both rebel fighters and residents there that gadhafi forces now are on the outskirts of benghazi and they are fighting on the outskirts. they moved from about 40 or 50 miles outside of town to about 12 miles last night. this morning they were just three miles out beyond the center of town with tanks firing towards the center. also mortar rounds were being fired. the rebels are under attack. no other way to describe it. these forces are coming from the so you were approa
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Mar 10, 2011 7:00am PST
they used a surprise maneuver to pass the budget proposal without democrats present. this morning demonstrators are planning another massive rally to voice their anger. >>> 50 days and counting. prince william and kate middleton's wedding day fast approaching and as kate gets closer to becoming a princess, her relatives are opening up to us about her surprising roots. her relatives are opening up to us about her surprising roots. today, march 10, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> welcome to "today" on this thursday morning. i'm meredith vieira. >> i'm matt lauer. the storm we have been talking about for 48 hours is slowly making its way into our area. it will make for a sense couple of days in the northeast, especially for people in flood-prone area. we are talking as much as five, maybe even six inches of rain in some places. >> in new jersey, governor chris christie has declared a state of emergency. this is part of the same smm that slammed the south wednesday with tornadoes, rain and high winds. by the time it is through more than 100 million americans wi
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Mar 11, 2011 6:00am PST
us. it is now straight up 6:00. i'm brent cannon. >> i'm laura garcia-cannon. we want to get things moving. we are talking about the 8.9 quake that happened in japan. there's also a tsunami warning created for hawaii and the coast of california. >>> we are watching the situation here. we'll start you off with the forecast here. christina is watching that, and that does include looking at the tsunami and the tidal expectations and things for the day. >> that's exactly right. we are an hour and a half away from the tsunami impacting crescent city. so 7:23 is the forecasted time for crescent city. 8:08 here in the bay area. it will make its way to santa barbara by 8:30. we are expecting a 1 1/2-foot wave in point reyes. but as high as 2.3 feet in pacifica. we have to wait and watch to see this play out. my biggest concern is beach erosion and coastal flooding. people, we do not want you to panic right now. the situation seems to be getting better as it corresponds, the timing of the tsunami will be just in time with low tide. we are expecting a 1 1/2-foot wave in the san francisco area
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Mar 19, 2011 5:30pm PDT
that everybody left us, we are left alone with this killer. >> at one point an old fighter plane was seen falling from the sky and crashing. the cause still unclear. back in tripoli the government said it was abiding by a cease fire it declared on friday. pro gadhafi attacks on rebel held towns, reportedly shot after the cease-fire were lies fabricated by the rebels. >> we have no bombardment of any kind after the cease-fire was declared by us. once over benghazi those french planes lost little time. firing on several tanks and weapons. the rebels there were celebrating the news. back in tripoli there was defiance. thousands of libyan supports packed into gadhafi's compound making themselves human shields. >> state turns v told libyans american had bombed civilian areas in tripoli. lester, late tonight in an area recording, they called on latin americans, africans to confront their colonial crusader and libya has become a battle ground. >> thank you. as the attacks began president obama moved quickly to reassure the nation, speaking from brazil where he's beginning a five day economi
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Mar 7, 2011 12:00am PST
hear you! >> a time for change has come! chris: this is a winning country. can obama get us to double down on believing that he'll keep us number one? has he got the good stuff to bring us back from the bad time? has he got the hot hand to match real concerns that we may be down for good. too much information. it took one bad conversation to turn good-time charlie sheen into bad-time charlie sheen. remember sarah palin's chat with katie couric and jimmy carter getting up close and personal with "playboy" and what's up with the tea partyers? can't they get a candidate? they might have swoon for thune, now someone is pretending to like them. i'm chris matthews. welcome to the show. with us today, "the huffington post's" howard fineman, the bbc's katty kay, msnbc's norah o'donnell and "time magazine's" rick stengel. "time magazine" has this cover, is america still number one? nobody knows, job growth is on the right path right now but if we don't cut the debt, will america's greatness end, and if we don't invest in education and research, will greatness end? decade after decade, we relea
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Mar 3, 2011 6:00pm PST
>>> thanks for joining us on this thursday. >>> conflict of interest, or just another case. san francisco's brand-new d.a. is facing a difficult challenge. he has to investigate and possibly prosecute a case of alleged misconduct and perjury by local cops, the same cops he used to oversee as police chief. some question whether that's possible in that position. >> reporter: well, you know, jessica, it's interesting. he didn't even have to leave this building to go from his job as police chief to district attorney two months ago, but did that switch create a possible conflict of interest? essentially it means that these officers will be investigated by they are old boss, and he may have to prosecute officers he knew, trusted and supervised. do you think that there's a possibility at all that he might be able to do this fairly? >> absolutely not. >> reporter: she says she started the foundation for police oversight after her son was shotted and killed by sfpd officers during an altercation in 2001. >> we know this has been going on for so long. >> reporter: she's not surprised by t
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Mar 23, 2011 11:00pm PDT
as the biggest storm of the week is starting to move in. good evening and thanks for joining us. i'm raj mathai. >> and i'm jessica aguirre. the bay area on storm watch tonight. that storm will be moving here by morning. the ground already soaked and ready to give way. setting us up for dangerous conditions in some parts of the bay area. nbc bay area's george kiriyama has been following out people in los gatos are getting ready all day. here's what he has. >> i've never seen it like this, ever. >> reporter: what usually is a nice trail to go for a jog or an evening walk has instead turned into -- >> it was like a river, basically. it looks like the creek has been, you know, transposed onto the trail, basically. >> reporter: the water is streaming in from the creek onto the los gatos creek trail stretching about 700 feet. in some places it's three to four feet deep. the santa clara district tried to prevent flooding, and came right down to the park. >> it's good for the earth. there's good things about it, but on the flip side, it can definitely lead to flooding and that can really be
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Mar 15, 2011 5:30pm PDT
country. brian? >> bob bazell starting us off in tokyo tonight. thanks. >>> this nuclear crisis just one prong of what japan is dealing with. this is just day five since the 9.0 earthquake, the fifth largest in recorded history. and the tsunami that followed. some facts that bear repeating, japan is about 10% smaller than california. this graphic shows the area of the country affected by moderate to severe shaking in the quake. here's the surface area we believe that was covered by water in the tsunami. the recovery hasn't even started in some places, where it's just rubble. the suffering goes on daily, and then the earth shook again violently today. nbc's lester holt today is in yamagata. lester, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening. we've chosen to give a wider berth of the exclusion zone around the plant, which is why we are now in the mountains west of sendai. with each bit of troubling news from the nuclear plant, the anxiety and fear ratchets up across this region. a lot of people fear they are not getting the straight truth about the danger they face. in a regio
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Mar 29, 2011 6:00am PDT
this tuesday, march 29th, "today in the bay." . >>> good morning, everyone. thank you for joining us. it is 6:00. i'm scott mcgrew. brent has the day off today. >> i'm laura garcia-cannon. we'll look at the forecast for this morning, a nice one. >>> oh, yes, very nice forecast. all week long we'll see the sunshine and see our temperatures climb a little bit each and every day. today we are talking about the 70s in inland locations. the reason why, high pressure. you can see clouds arcing up and around that amplified ridge. a few clouds are coming through spilling through the section of low pressure impacting the pacific northwest. that's the biggest difference between yesterday and today. more cloud cover, but wait until you see your extended forecast coming up in a little bit. it looks really good. we'll find out how good we are looking on the roadways with mike inouye. >>> not so good. the maze is all right, but heading south of the here, look at this sig alert continuing until 9:00 a.m. that's the latest we have from chp. the connector, let me show you this live, it is closed to 2
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Mar 16, 2011 6:00am PDT
wednesday, march 16, today in the "bay area living." >> good morning. thanks for joining us. straight up 6:00. i'm brent cannon. >> i'm laura garcia-cannon. let's check that forecast right now with christina. >> good morning to you. yeah, we've had some pretty steady rain overnight. most of your highways are on the slick side this morning. but we do have clearing on the way. i'll let you know when your neighborhood is expected the 0 dry out coming up. let's check your drive with mike inouye. good morning. >> good morning. not a good morning for these folks on 580. sudden severe slowing out of the altamont pass. the when and the where for that and the san mateo bridge, a live look shows the camera shaking as we look at the live view because of gusty winds. wet and windy commute. >> thank you. we want to get you caught up on the situation in japan. about 50 workers are now back inside a crippled japanese nuclear plant. they left after radiation levels hit a dangerous level. the workers had been trying to cool down the reactors, they were going to pour sea water on them. govern
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Mar 10, 2011 4:00am PST
to nonspending measures. using that tactic, republicans contend the vote could take place without the missing democrats. assembly minority leader peter barca tried to fight the surprise move, arguing there wasn't enough notice. >> representative barca -- >> yeah. >> the gavel. >> clerk, call the roll. >> no. >> any doubt as to whether good cause exists the governmental body should provide 24 hours notice. this is clearly a violation of the law. you've been shutting people down, it is improper for you to move forward with this is a violation of the opening meaning law. >> barca says he will refer the maneuver to the attorney general and will meet with democrats to seek other ways to stop the action. >>> the passage prompted crowds of protesters to swell into the capitol. for union workers, the bill means they will have to pay more towards their pensions and health insurance. the governor claims it's necessary to balance the budget. >>> elsewhere, severe thunderstorms are threatening portions of the mid-atlantic and carolinas today with some areas expected to be battered by up to fo
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Mar 20, 2011 5:00pm PDT
changed. they continue to profit... by selling kids the same lies... to get them to use... the same deadly products. don't be big tobacco's next victim. >>> a san francisco intersection was shut down for hours overnight after a deadly hit and run. police say they started getting calls a little before 9:30 last night about a man lying in the street at the intersection of market and eighth streets. the man was pronounced dead on the scene. the intersection was closed until 2:30 this morning. now investigators are asking for the public's help in finding the driver who hit the man and then just took off. so far there is no car or suspect description. >>> a closer look at documents released earlier this month show that the pipeline under san bruno had other potential trouble spots. the chronicle is reporting while pg&e officials said publicly that the section of pipe where the explosion happened was the only flaw in the line, that was not the case. if you'll recall, metal experts concluded that the rupture happened because small sections of extra pipe were poorly welded together. documen
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Mar 12, 2011 11:00pm PST
, nbc bay area's elyce kirchner joins us live from uc berkeley. >> reporter: diane, they said even if a meltdown does occur at that power plant in japan, there still could be safety precautions in place that prevent any kigt can't radiation from being released into the environment. after an explosion at the fukushima nuclear power plant, now real fear of a meltdown. >> that's when we see large radioactivity release of material. >> reporter: christian at uc berkeley studies nuclear power plant safety. he says despite the blast destroying the exterior building, the reactor inside remains intact. >> the primary area of containment is the large structure here. >> reporter: so far, a complete meltdown hasn't happened. if it does, dangerous byproducts would be released into the environment causing serious health problems. >> i'm concerned because we could use more information to answer these questions, but we don't have it. >> reporter: talking to nbc bay area news from washington, d.c., marion of the nuclear energy institute saysbu it's too earlyo know if radiation will make its way to the u
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Mar 17, 2011 4:30am PDT
minor but it's going to miss us altogether thanks to the jet stream. can you explain that to me? >> we hope it's going to miss us altogether. the jet stream as weather is not a perfect science. this is what we're forecasting. the jet stream is really clear. i did leave this on this morning. satellite shows a clear picture where the jet is centered right now. you can see it's taking this river of air that carries our low pressure system, just brings our weathermakers onshore. it's carrying those into los angeles area, into the southern california area. so for us, this is going to be the picture for the next couple of days. i've looked at every model, and everything is taking the jet stream to our south. however, this is going to make for some rain later today and possibly a big time weathermaker on the way for tomorrow, and a system of low pressure drops into the area continuing to push this jet to the south. right now it looks like we are in a pretty good spot. we're dpg going to keep watchin nonetheless. >> always nice to have a meteorologist on call. >>> and weighing in on the
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Mar 12, 2011 5:00am PST
. even close to japan, it took us two hours, 2 1/2 hours, just to get downtown here from the airport. so enormous obstacles for those involved in this relief operation, amy. >> ian williams, we appreciate it thank you so much. here is carl. >> and the asian bureau chief joins us this morning. >> the quake hit at 2:46 in the afternoon tokyo time. in the middle of what witnesses called a beautiful, calm day. terrified business workers scrambled to safety when the tremors hit. debris and office equipment falling everywhere. in the streets, chaos, as residents tried to dodge bricks and glass crashing to the ground. japan is no stranger to earthquakes with reinforced building designs like nowhere else in the world. but this one was a monster, measuring a magnitude of 8.9, one of the strongest in the countries's history. and american university professor in tokyo on business, told us the tremors were relentless. >> the shaking got worse and worse. i don't know exactly how long it lasted. it seemed like it went on forever. >> reporter: the country's prime minister, innaoto kan, immediaty issued
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Mar 14, 2011 11:00pm PDT
warning people living within 19 miles to stay inside or evacuate. a bay area expert tells us, it is too early to tell what the impact will be. >> at this point in time it is very hard to judge any situation. the worst-case scenario is that we see more radiation released from the nuclear power plants. at this point we don't have sufficient information to assess where it is going. >> there is a local impact here. the problems in japan have californians concerned about the two nuclear power plants here in this state. one in san onofre south of orange county in oceanside. the other in san luis obispo. both reactors were built to withstand a 7.0 quake. the one in japan was 9.0. >> thousands of no one and nowhere to turn, a few lucky families have been able to make it out of the island nation and leave the death, devastation and mounting radiation threat behind. if only for a short time. nbc bay area talked to someone who escaped just as another explosion rocked the nuclear power plant. >> for her, it was tears of sadness and relief. she said she is relieved that her friend jan is allowin
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Mar 14, 2011 5:30pm PDT
struck, wiping out all emergency generators and batteries. now workers using fire trucks are pumping sea water into all three reactors to try to cool them. the water releases the hydrogen when it hits the metal inside, the cause of the explosions. that water also creates steam, which has to be vented, carrying small amounts of radiation. the "uss ronald reagan" was diverted after small amounts of radiation were detected on board and on personnel flying relief helicopters, but the pentagon said it posed little risk to the crew. the big danger would be the release of that fuel into the environment. that danger recedes with every day because the fuel is cooling, but nobody is going to relax until this situation is declared to be completely under control. >> all right, bob, thanks. robert bazell in tokyo tonight. >>> we have more on this nuclear risk. beyond the immediate area in japan, a lot of americans are asking a lot of questions. with us here in our new york studios, fizz kis james acton with the carnegie endowment. first of all, this latest development tonight, i know it's enormously
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Mar 30, 2011 7:00am PDT
arctic. prince harry opens up to us about his most important duty at the royal wedding. >> are you thinking about what you will say? think about what you'll say when i'm stuck in a tent. our conversation with prince harry today, wednesday 30th, 2011. . good morning, welcome to "today" on a wednesday, i'm matt laur. >> rebels were making a rapid advance toward tripoli. >> those rebels retreated some 100 miles we'll get the late echt in a live report from libya straight ahead. and we'll talk to republican congresswoman michelle bachmann, who has been critical of president obama's involvement of troops in libya. >> a bizarre case in florida, an honor student who has been offered scholarships to ivy league schoolses a k s s is acc pistol whipping and threatening her mom so she would buy her a car. >> a much different note, when babies babble, do they actually understand each other? take a look at these twin brothers just a year and a half old. >> da, da, da, da -- >> well, they appear to be carrying on a full blown conversation and it goes on for several minutes. >> the question is, wh
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Mar 11, 2011 7:00am PST
, everybody. taupg thank you for joining us. i'm brent cannon. >> i'm laura garcia-cannon. we have complete coverage right here, right now. >> we have been showing you all the aftermath from the earthquake in japan. we have been talking about the tsunami that generated a massive tsunami where the september enter epicenter occurred. >> 200 to 300 people he died bewept through. >> the sum nam tsunami hit around 5:00 this morning in hawaii. we have a tsunami warning in effect for us this morning. we'll go to christina loren for more on that. >>> good morning to you. we are just about 23 minutes out from the anticipated arrival of the first wave to crescent city. it could be anywhere between six and eight feet in height. we'll continue to watch that for you. my concern is when we see the wave or series of waves we are going to see quite a few of them over the course of probably two hours, maybe up to three hours. i want to see what's going to happen when that wave comes through. it is expected to go under the golden gate bridge. as you can see, it will be squeezed in this area. wheneve
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Mar 23, 2011 6:00pm PDT
>>> good evening and thanks for joining us. i'm raj mathai. >> and i'm jessica aguirre. want to get you right to this new round of wicked weather moving into the bay area. marianne favro joins us live with more fear that rain there trigger mud slideses in areas already ravaged by the storm. >> but first, jeff ranieri tracking this next big storm. it's one after the other. >> while the latest round didn't bring a whole lot in the way of rainfall, we did see winds gusting up to 40 miles per hour. and it's all of this rain, one storm ststems that's reallyor te helpin to keep this ground saturated. redwood city topping out with over an inch in the past 46 hours. two storms in two days. the first one arriving this morning and the second one is offshore. however, i want to bring your attention to this isolated rain we're still finding ourselves with. it's this break in between storms. heavier pockets of rainfall across the peninsula throughout south san francisco. also into san bruno. but the next storm is stronger than what we had this morning. and we're talking about some powerful winds
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Mar 28, 2011 6:00pm PDT
>> dirty details, barry bonds' former mistress takes the stand. >>> thank you for joining us i'm garvin thomas. >> i'm jessica aguirre. our top story tonight. capif capatola digging itself out of mud and shut down businesses and turned a mobile home park into no home, completely unlivable. chris sanchez has more on the clean-up efforts and now the big question, chris, who is going to foot the bill for the clean-up? >> reporter: a very good question, jessica. a question that goes unanswered today. we found suppliers, with charming little places. problem they don't look like this anymore. it all looks like that. so far nobody know whose is going to pay to get things back to normal. >> as heavy machinery works to get to the bottom of the pit, where the pipeline burst and sent water and mud through, the city is trying to get to the bottom of who owns the pipeline and who will pay. >> we haven't figured out the insurance piece. the city is covering out of the emergency fund. >> reporter: that $600,000 fund won't be nearly enough to get things back to normal. the damage expected to exc
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Mar 25, 2011 4:30am PDT
" christie smith is live this pleasanton this morning. >> reporter: no one is here but us, and the message boards out here say it all this morning. there will be no service today due to mud and rock slide through niles can i don't know, there's mud and debris on the tracks and the trains are not moving until the rails are cleared out. ace has three trains that run from stockton to san jose in the morning and three that run back in the afternoon. commuters who were stuck in san jose yesterday got other means of transportation home, like a bus or a taxi. when the trains will be cleared, they are not exactly sure. they don't know, but it is believed there's mud, rocks, water and trees blocking everything. so that's going to have to be cleared out before anything can happen. no bus bridge today either. ace trains tentatively are expected to run monday morning. of course, call ahead for that as well. reporting live in pleasanton, christie smith, "today in the east bay." >>> thank you. rock and mudslides are causing problems near big sur as well. highway 1 almost 40 miles cut off near state park
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Mar 10, 2011 5:00pm PST
for taking the time to talk with us. the most important, the student's condition. what is it? >> caller: at the present time, we're very pleased and very blessed to say, based on information that we have from the hospital, that there were no severe injuries the young man has suffered and it does not appear -- right now, you have no idea about any long term prognosis. right now, it looks like minor injuries at the most. but they are still -- they are still working on it there at the hospital, as i understand. >> glad to hear he's doing well. can you tell us if they were on a field trip near fort point, how did he come to climb? did he climb up to that section of the bridge or what is your understanding of what happened? >> caller: no. actually, they were walking out on the bridge. this is a wonderful part of our huh pan humanities program, the required literature and history and social science with philosophy and sociology and things like this. they were on a field trip and the first thing they do on the way to the museum is they will stop and walk on the golden gate bridge. t
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Mar 28, 2011 11:00pm PDT
: walker showed us these photos from 1975. you see the debris left behind from a home that slid down the hill during a landslide them. walker says he didn't know about the landslide threat before moving in. san pablo city officials are declaring a state of emergency on yellow-tagged homes on wyman and hillcrest streets. the cleanup is going to cost thousands of dollars. money the city says it doesn't have. >> i don't know what the costs of this repair could be, but the reserves that we do have, if we try to use those to fix this repair would most likely threaten the future of the city going forward. >> reporter: a small santa cruz city is experiencing a similar problem. the question for capitola officials, who's going to pay for damage after a drainage pipe burst and septembernt a wall of and mud through a beach town. >> we haven't figured out the insurance point at this point. right now it's out of the emergency fund. >> reporter: but that $650,000 emergency fund won't be nearly enough to get things back to normal. now, there's a similar situation going on just ten miles away in the cit
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Mar 7, 2011 6:00pm PST
to be dismissed. jody hernandez joins us live. the first case goes to court tomorrow. >> reporter: defense attorneys are appalled saying the very people who investigated their clients are now accused of being dirty themselves. as you said, the first case involving one of those officers is set to be heard here in court, to be in court tomorrow. and a judge is likely going to get an earful. >> it just keeps getting more and more involved. >> reporter: the public defender said she is highly troubled that yet another officer has been arrested on charges of conspiring to obtain and sell drugs. 47-year-old steven, a contra costa sheriff's deputy assigned to danville was arrested friday night. >> all i know is that they threw their investigation of the operations they were led to this other officer. so obviously raises questions how many other officers may be involved and where is it going to end? >> the arrest comes days after narcotics task force commander norman welsh, the well known private eye christopher butler pleaded not guilty to stealing drugs from evidence longers and selling
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Mar 22, 2011 6:00pm PDT
able 6 miles north of santa cruz. nbc bay area's marianne favro joins us now live with a closer look at how people are coping there. and these are people that are usually pretty self-sufficient. >> reporter: they are used to be very resilient. and the rain is really coming down here in scott's valley. that's the concern tonight, what impact it will have on the already-saturated hillside. the rock slide came down and closed off nelson road, and that has made 50 people making hiking part of their daily commute. >> oh, my god! >> reporter: jackie mauer shot this video of the slide in action. she was steady for a minute, until the rocks started flying too fast. that's when she took off running. >> i shook for an hour afterwards. >> reporter: the sandstone slide closed the road leading to 26 homes. >> there's no way for us to get out, other than on foot. >> reporter: for now bobs orr o and about 50 of his neighbors must hike in and out on this new trail. some must hike more than a mile. this man is carrying in gas for his generator. sheriff's deputies on atvs went to each home to make sur
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Mar 25, 2011 12:35am PDT
, did you guys see this? it was kind of funny. president obama had to use another door to get into the white house yesterday after he got home and the oval office was locked. [ light laughter ] yeah. when he couldn't get in, obama was like, "holy cow, is it 2012 all ready?" [ laughter and ohs ] i was just reading about this. abc is not pressing charges against chris brown for smashing the window in his dressing room. [ booing ] unfortunately though, microsoft is suing him for violating their patent on crashing windows. they're like, "that's what we do! [ laughter ] that's what we do, buddy! watch it! enough is enough." [ scattred applause ] [ laughter ] i don't know -- was that bill gates? i don't know who i was doing. but someone was yelling in a really high voice. >> steve: he was kinda mad. >> jimmy: i don't know what to make of this story here. this is a true story, you guys. i'm not lying. [ light laughter ] this week, steven segal -- stop laughing, it -- part of the joke. this is a true story. steven segal rode in a tank with an arizona sheriff to arrest a cock fighting suspect.
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Mar 17, 2011 7:00am PDT
seen police use on rioters are going to be used to hose down reactors from the ground. the latest on this desperate attempt coming up just ahead. >>> meanwhile, growing disagreement today between officials in japan and here in the u.s. over the severity of this situation. the chair of the u.s. regulatory commission believes a storage pool holding highly radioactive spent fuel rods may be completely empty at this point and that at times radiation levels have been so high they would be lethal in a very short period of time. he urged americans to stay at least 50 miles away from the plant, but that's four times the distance of the evacuation order from japanese officials. people in japan are growing really frustrated at this point about the lack of clear, prompt information. we're going to talk about that as well as the state department's decision to begin offering voluntary evacuations to family members of personnel in japan. >> we have a lot to get to. let us start this morning with ann curry who is in the city of akita in northern japan. ann, good morning to you. >> reporter: good mo
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Mar 9, 2011 6:00pm PST
thank you for joining us tonight. i'm raj mathai. >> i'm jessica aguirre. minutes away from a vigil marking six months since the explosion took the lives of eight. >> tonight a new look at what witnesses saw and heard on the tragic september evening six months ago. ntsb releasing this home video looking east down earl avenue towards the spot where a gas pipeline ruptured. like a volcano spewing hot gas and fire. >> 38 homes reduced to rubble that day. the blast enough to blow a 28-foot section of the pipeline 100 feet away. leave a crater that is longer than the bay bridge is wide. the neighborhood, so different than it was that day. >> let's bring in damian trujillo at the vigil. dami damian, i know at some point. this was a tight-knit community. is it still that way or ripped apart emotionally? >> well people have actually moved out. others have moved in, raj. it still remains kind of close knit. the community is beginning to gather right now behind me. vigil at 6:12 this evening. six months to the hour of the deadly blast. here is about 100 people, actually more than 100. a lot a
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Mar 30, 2011 11:00pm PDT
the japanese reactors. good evening on this wednesday. thanks for joining us. i'm raj mathai. jessica is off. we begin with developing news. those reports about radiation in the food and water supply are no longer limited to japan. it's now in our own backyard. researchers at uc-berkeley announcing their discovery this evening. let's bring in nbc bay area's cheryl hurd who joins us with late-breaking details. first, what's tainteded? is there any type of warning at this stage? >> reporter: well, we're talking about tap water and milk. and there are no warnings tonight. but the trace levels of radiation found in tap water and milk are very, very low. but trace levels have been found in 14 states including spokane, washington. but for scientists' point of view, this is big news. scientists here at uc-berkeley have made a new discovery. >> we bought milk from our neighborhood store here. and we started to measure it. and as of last night, we see small amounts of iodine even in our milk. >> reporter: sounds scary, but uc-berkeley nuclear engineer says we should not be alarmed. >> the amou
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Mar 14, 2011 3:00am PDT
quote american people gave us two missions cut unnecessary programs but grow the economy and create jobs. we think we can do both. hr-1 only focus one. >> we're in our third set of short term budget extensions here. are you okay if you can't get a deal by april 8th which is when the next continuing resolution would end, the next time we could see a government shutdown are you okay with another short term or is that? harry reid said last week no more short terms and then all of a sudden you guys said one more short term. is this it? last one? >> this short term cr does meet our basic cry dwraer. the president and senate democrats which is cut the waste, cut inefficiency but don't cut the seed core. and the tsunami shows that as well. we propose cutting some earmarks out of the funding of noaa which has the regulation and watching out for tsunamis. they cut so much out of noaa which funds the tsunami warning center that there would have to be furlough there's. so we're sticking to where we're at. the short term cr moved us in that direction. we only have six months left. the president, senate
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Mar 19, 2011 5:00pm PDT
, at times for some of us. here's a look at the doppler radar system. the east bay getting a much-needed break after the hail stones came down this morning. you can see the rain is filling back in across the peninsula and it's starting to increase in intensity. there is another round of heavy rain and very strong winds heading our way tonight, into tomorrow. warnings, watches, flags are flying. we've got winter storm warnings for the lake tahoe area above 7,000 feet. we're talking about much more snow coming your way overnight tonight. we've got high wind warnings and advisories for the central valley. and for the bay area, some folks could be looking at gusts upwards of 50 to 60 miles per hour overnight tonight. the highest winds being in the santa cruz mountains. all of us are going to get things blown around pretty good tonight. the rainfall accumulations with the latest storm will be pretty significant for all of us. we'll talk about that with our seven-day forecast coming your way in just a few minutes. >>> american, european and arab allies have launched the largest military
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Mar 21, 2011 12:00am PDT
with crazy talk, would that ruin if for the ones that could win? with us today, michael duffy with "time magazine," the bbc's katty kay, nbc's norah o'donnell and the "atlantic"'s" andrew sullivan. there was little president obama could do to help japan with the catastrophe of biblical proportions. he's been under pressure to go first on social security and also to lead the charge on libya. we'll take them one at a time. first libya, the u.n.'s action calmed the week's-long drum beat for a no-fly zone over libya. obama waited for europe and the arab league, aware that americans are reluctant to take on another fight in the arab world. and as a consequence to 2012, perhaps a political upside to backing the freedom fighters but on the downside, there's always a risk of getting blamed. the president said, i'm not going to be point man on libya. he said i'm going to stay back and get the pack ahead of me. >> he did. the problem looking irresolute has gone away for the moment. he got the u.n. security council which does not move like a s.w.a.t. team normally and he got the russians and
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Mar 31, 2011 12:35am PDT
[ cheers and applause ] "jimmy fallon" happening right use ] >> steve: from studio 6b in rockefeller center, the national broadcasting company presents -- tonight's guests are -- and featuring the legendary roots crew. and here he is -- jimmy fallon! [ cheers and applause ] captions paid for by nbc-universal television -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >>> jimmy: a great, great new york city crowd. welcome, everybody, to "late night with jimmy fallon." [ cheers and applause ] you guys -- [ cheers ] i am so excited. tomorrow is the yankees home opener against the detroit tigers. that's right. [ cheers ] then friday they'll play against their new home rivals, the bronx zoo cobras. [ laughter ] did you guy see this? in an interview with abc, president obama said he has to do something about the bags under his eyes. [ light laughter ] in response, nancy pelosi was like, call this number and tell them that pelosi sent you. [ laughter ] check this out -- spike tv is trying to get more female viewers by dropping its slogan, "get some action." [ la
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Feb 28, 2011 5:30pm PST
willing to overlook gadhafi's abuses until now. brian? >> andrea mitchell starting us off tonight. andrea, thanks. >>> on the ground in libya tonight there is new pressure on gadhafi as well. those who want him out, as we said, are moving closer to the capital. and there's high anxiety about what may happen next. nbc' jim maceda is in tripoli tonight. jim, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. gadhafi may have told foreign journalists today that his people love him but anti-gadhafi forces have never been closer to the capital. despite a ring of soldiers and heavy armor around the city, inside libyans were daring to protest. this funeral for a man shot in the head by a sniper turned into an anti-gadhafi demonstration. but just as quickly ended after someone fired a round. and as people here heard reports of opposition forces moving closer to the capital, there were signs of growing anxiety. many are standing hours outside banks to collect a $400 handout from the regime in a desperate attempt to buy support before the chaos strikes. everyone here seems to expect civil war, and the
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Mar 18, 2011 11:00pm PDT
, then our homes. tonight we check bay area roads. and what we found could put us in line for a wake-up call. i'm raj mathai. >> i'm jessica aguirre. we begin with our storm watch. wild weather moving across the bay area. take a look if you haven't seen it or heard it already, thunder and lightning illuminating the sky. we caught this flash in san francisco. >> also the sight of a waterspout touching down off the coast. this rare occurrence for the bay area happened off ocean beach. and a heavy snowstorm in the sierra. great for skiing this weekend. spring skiing at that. but it's makinor f treacherous driving conditions. we'll tell you about the major road closures. >>> lots to share with you. chief meteorologist jeff ranieri tracking the weather into the weekend. wee begin with our jean elle and spectacular video. something we don't see a lot in the city, jean. >> reporter: we've had it all, wind, rain, a lightning light show. the weather story tonight is all about seeing the unexpected. lightning strikes over the stormy pacific ocean giving weather watchers something more to talk abo
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Mar 20, 2011 8:00am PDT
the president's order that no u.s. ground troops be committed. with us, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, admirabmiral m mullen. >>> then reaction from capitol hill. is libya a threat to the united states? is it too late for military action to make a difference? and should the president have sought congressional authority? with us chairman of the senate armed services committee, carl levin and john kerry of massachusetts and republican member of the armed services committee, senator jeff sessions of alabama. >>> finally, our roundtable assesses the president's leadership. as he manages a crisis in the middle east and confronts the still unfolding dangers from japan's nuclear emergency. with us, nbc news chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell, nbc news chief pentagon correspondent jim miklaszewski, ha lean cooper, former director of the cia, general michael hayden, and president of the counsel of general michael hayden, and president of the counsel of foreign relations, richard haas. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. libyan leader
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Mar 6, 2011 7:00am PST
word for volumizing spray this morning. thanks for joining us on this rainy, frizzy start to sunday. >> you look just fine. we've been watching hair volumes this morning due to the conditions. >> chia pet. >> it looks great. over our shoulder -- >> that's why. >> the golden gate bridge and ponding on the road this morning so folks need to slow down on the roads this morning. let's show you the radar view. we have moderate areas of rain from san francisco to oakland. you can see the areas of yellow. look at dublin towards the san ramon hills, pleasanton, san jose, kind of a break right now and more showers across the excuse mountains and the north bay. this moisture off the pacific ocean giving us a case of oh, the humidity this morning. temperatures in the 50s won't budge today. upper 50s, near 60. what we should see are showers shutting down, breezy for tonight. we'll show you what you can expect for the workweek ahead in a few minutes. >> the haircast. >> this morning that's very true. >> thanks, rob. >>> new this morning, a geyser of water pouring onto the streets of san francisc
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Mar 29, 2011 3:05am PDT
"sucker punch," emily browning will be joining us. [ cheers and applause ] that's gonna be a cool one. and a great band, little dragon will make their tv debut with us tonight. [ cheers and applause ] it's gonna be awesome. i just want to remind you guys, hey, we have our own ice cream flavor. there it is, right there. "late night snack" ben & jerry's. it's out there. [ cheers and applause ] it is good for your health. not really, but -- [ laughter ] it doe taste good. hey, do you guys like games that combine a good old-fashioned meat toss with potential republican presidential candidates? [ cheers ] well, you're in luck. 'cause it's time, once again, for "hot dog in a hole." ♪ hot dog in a hole hot dog in a hole ♪ [ applause ] >> jimmy: welcome to "hot dog in a hole." this is the game where players compete against each other by seeing how many hot dogs they can throw into the mouths of famous people. [ light laughter ] tonight's edition, the republican presidential front-runners of 2012. let's see exactly who we're talking about here. >> announcer: well, jimmy, our first hot
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Mar 18, 2011 6:00am PDT
pools of water where the used nuclear fuel rods are stored. since last week's massive quake and tsunami, four of the six units at the plant have seen fires, explosions or partial melt downs a trace amount of radiation has hit the west coast of the united states, but experts say you will be exposed to less radiations than if you fly. granite countertops emit more than you would be exposed to from japan. >> the death toll rises as 6500 people are confirmed dead. more than 10,000 people are reported missing. 450,000 people are now homeless because of the quake and tsunami. one million homes in japan still have no water and more than 340,000 homes still do not have electricity. people in japan held a moment of silence this morning at the moment the quake struck last week. marines are helping to clear snow so planes carrying aid can get to the people who need it. u.s. troops were receiving anti-radiation pills before they leave on the meigs helicopters are helping with search and rescue and relief experts >> people are helping in whatever way they can. nbc bay area will host a drive
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Mar 28, 2011 5:30pm PDT
about the uses and limits of military power while he is president and said there will be times like this when our safety isn't directly threatened but our interests and values are. our coverage begins with white house correspondent savannah guthrie at washington's ft. mcnair where the president spoke tonight. savannah, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. this was the president's chance to explain his actions in libya, put them in context and to highlight what aides consider a success story. the president intervening militarily on behalf of an international coalition to stop gadhafi from massacring his own citizens. >> we were faced with the prospect of violence on a horrific scale. to brush aside america's responsibility as a leader and more profoundly our responsibilities to our fellow human beings under such circumstances would have been a betrayal of who we are. some nations may be able to turn a blind eye to atrocities in other countries. the united states of america is different. as president, i refuse to wait for the images of slaughter and mass graves before takin
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